BIO

Emily Tanner-McLean (b. 1983) is an artist whose work explores the transformative potential of liminal, discordant spaces. Her practice encompasses video art and immersive installations that examine the interconnectivity of seeming paradoxes: beauty and terror, natural and manmade, creation and destruction. A child of the MTV generation, Emily came of age at a time when media’s grip on culture and politics exponentially tightened, spurring her interest in media’s generative capacity to promote new, conscious-building ways of thinking. For many years, Emily worked on park development projects in New York and Seattle where she developed her interest in the varied and often contradictory ways people perceive landscapes, a subject which greatly informs her artwork. Emily received a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art (2005) and a Master’s in Public Administration (2013) from New York University. 

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Education

 

New York University, Bachelor of Studio Arts, 2005


New York University, Master of Public Administration, 2013

 

 

Solo Exhibition

 

For Those Who Have Seen the Elephant, May 2020, Inscape Arts and Cultural Center, Seattle WA

Rose/rose/rose/rose, January 18 - February 16, 2020, The Vestibule, Seattle

Follow Me Through Four Levels, November 2018, goCstudio, Seattle WA

 

Group Exhibitions


Tree, a group exhibition curated by studio e gallery, June 2019, Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon WA

Lungs/Limbs, January - February 2019, The Vatican at studio e gallery, Seattle WA


Peace By Piece, August 2005, Old Bank of Japan at Hiroshima Branch, Hiroshima, Japan

Peace By Piece, May 2005, Desbrosses Gallery, New York NY

 

 

Honors + Awards

 

Centrum Foundation Artist-in-Resident, Fall 2019, Fort Worden, Port Townsend WA

Inscape Artist-in-Resident, February - May 2020, Inscape Arts and Cultural Center, Seattle, WA

NYU Alumni Representative and Visiting Artist at the 60th Anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, August 2005

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